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International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

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Full time | Online/Distance Learning | 0.5 years | JAN-24

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Full time


0.5 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching / Training (General) Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

If you are passionate about teaching in an international environment, our International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) by distance learning is ideal for you.

The iPGCE is an international programme for teachers with two or more years of teaching experience who want to gain a recognised qualification for teaching. This online course is designed for teachers working in an international environment to develop teaching skills and knowledge in an early years, primary or secondary context (or equivalent). You will need to be teaching or supporting teaching in an international school setting (voluntary or paid) throughout the programme.

Studying the International PGCE will enable you to develop your pedagogical knowledge through critical reflection and research. This award is widely recognised as an international qualification for teaching excellence.

Once you complete the course, you can use 60 credits towards completing a part-time Master’s in Education through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

What you should know about this course

  • iPGCE is widely recognised as an international qualification for teaching excellence.
  • Contains 60 Master's credits that can be used within 3-5 years (subject to institution’s RPL processes) towards a part-time Master's in Education.
  • This course is delivered online.


On this course, students are assessed in a variety of ways including reports, essays, presentations and practical performance. All assessment is designed to enhance your professional development and strengthen your understanding of early years issues (from birth to age five).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This postgraduate award promotes career development, particularly in relation to leadership in an international education setting.


Research Informed Teacher Education (30 Credits) - Core
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Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A degree (minimum 2:2 or equivalent); GCSE or equivalent grade 4 for both English and Maths.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and...more

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